Hailed as one of the best Filipino guitarists, Perfecto De Castro now takes his career to the World Stage, enrapturing audiences with his adventurous programming of multi-cultural music.
“One of the best guitarists we have today” - Josefino Chino Toledo, Filipino Composer-Conductor
A graduate of the PWU School of Music, Perfecto studied with one of the Philippines’ best guitar pedagogues, Maestro Jose Valdez, and has since augmented his guitar studies through lessons and masterclasses taught by some of the world’s best guitarists and teachers: Angelito Agcaoili, Michael Dadap, Paul Galbraith, Tilman Hoppstock, Scott Kritzer, Jonathan Leathwood, Janet Marlow, Jorge Orozco and James Smith.
Perfecto's latest solo 10 String Guitar CD, “A Journey through Ten Strings", has been well-received by listeners and critics alike, with positive reviews from Minor7th.com, Guitarramagazine.com and UK"s Classical Guitar Magazine.
“De Castro plays with elegance, sensitivity, tonal clarity and finesse” - Julia Crowe, Classical Guitar Magazine
"Perhaps it is not the unique guitar that makes these songs so powerful, but the way that the artist performs them. Perfecto takes a distinctly Filipino approach to many of these compositions. The feeling, pace, and embellishments in these songs demonstrates this approach that I have not heard in many other guitarists." - Guitarra Magazine
"For any classical guitarists looking to explore some new music, look no further than this recording" - Timothy Smith, Minor7th.com